Day Hike Interpretive Outdoor Experiences

Day Hike Experiences

Hiking to the Headwaters
(June to October)

Have you ever turned on your tap and wondered where your water comes from?  On this Hike to the Headwaters we will travel to where it all begins for an important Southern Alberta water source.  You will visit pristine Elbow Lake and experience beautiful vistas of the Rae Glacier, the source of the Elbow River. Along this journey we will talk about the role glaciers play as headwaters and the importance of a sustainable Elbow River Watershed.

Hiking to the Headwaters
(June to October)

Have you ever turned on your tap and wondered where your water comes from?  On this Hike to the Headwaters we will travel to where it all begins for an important Southern Alberta water source.  You will visit pristine Elbow Lake and experience beautiful vistas of the Rae Glacier, the source of the Elbow River. Along this journey we will talk about the role glaciers play as headwaters and the importance of a sustainable Elbow River Watershed. 

Flight of the Golden Eagle
(*Will resume in 2022 due to Trail Closures)

Since time immemorial, a mass migration has taken place in the skies over our Rocky Mountains. Bi-annually the Golden Eagle migration occurs in our front ranges, a 11,000 year route that takes these raptors from their northern breeding sites to their southern wintering grounds. You will learn about these amazing birds while walking along the banks of the Kananaskis River and enjoying a bite to eat by beautiful Troll Falls. We will also stop at the Rocky Mountain Eagle Research Foundation counting site to see if we can spot one of these incredible raptors and to learn about a uniquely Albertan citizen science project

Curriculum Connection: For educators, this outdoor experience connects directly to the study of Air & Aerodynamics. As a participant, you will receive an inquiry-based unit for you to bring back to the classroom with your new found knowledge. For a sneak peak of this resource click HERE

Flight of the Golden Eagle
(*Will resume in 2022 due to Trail Closures)

Since time immemorial, a mass migration has taken place in the skies over our Rocky Mountains. Bi-annually the Golden Eagle migration occurs in our front ranges, a 11,000 year route that takes these raptors from their northern breeding sites to their southern wintering grounds. You will learn about these amazing birds while walking along the banks of the Kananaskis River and enjoying a bite to eat by beautiful Troll Falls. We will also stop at the Rocky Mountain Eagle Research Foundation counting site to see if we can spot one of these incredible raptors and to learn about a uniquely Albertan citizen science project

Curriculum Connection: For educators, this outdoor experience connects directly to the study of Air & Aerodynamics. As a participant, you will receive an inquiry-based unit for you to bring back to the classroom with your new found knowledge. For a sneak peak of this resource click HERE

The Beaver: Nation Builder
(March - October)

The beaver, a small but mighty builder alters not only its physical landscape but also the historical landscape of Canada as the European quest for beaver pelts shaped the nation that we know today. On this hike you will learn about this fascinating animal, its importance to the Canadian fur trade and how it shaped the foundations of a nation.

 

Curriculum Connection: For educators, this outdoor experience connects directly to the study of Wetland Ecosystems and Canada: The Land, Histories, and Stories. As a participant, you will receive an Interpretive Field Trip Package to help run a smilar field trip for own class. For a sneak peak of this resource click HERE.

 

The Beaver: Nation Builder
(March - October)

The beaver, a small but mighty builder alters not only its physical landscape but also the historical landscape of Canada as the European quest for beaver pelts shaped the nation that we know today. On this hike you will learn about this fascinating animal, its importance to the Canadian fur trade and how it shaped the foundations of a nation.

 

Curriculum Connection: For educators, this outdoor experience connects directly to the study of Wetland Ecosystems and Canada: The Land, Histories, and Stories. As a participant, you will receive an Interpretive Field Trip Package to help run a smilar field trip for own class. For a sneak peak of this resource click HERE.

Day Trip Hiking Pricing

Includes: Guide,  Hiking Pole, Access to Cleats, Educational Material (PDF)

1-2 People $190 + applicable taxes

Each additional Adult $55

Children (Ages 10 – 15) $45

Inquire for Group Rates (Groups of 6-10 people)

Day Trip Hiking Pricing

Includes: Guide,  Hiking Pole, Access to Cleats, Educational Material (PDF)

1-2 People $190 + applicable taxes

Each additional Adult $55

Children (Ages 10 – 15) $45

Inquire for Group Rates (Groups of 6-10 people)